News from Wikispaces (February 12, 2018)
It’s time for us to say farewell…
Wikispaces was founded in 2005 and has since been used by educators, companies and individuals across the globe.
Unfortunately, the time has come where we have had to make the difficult business decision to end the Wikispaces service.
Why is Wikispaces closing? Over the last twelve months we have been carrying out a complete technical review of the infrastructure and software we use to serve Wikispaces users. As part of the review, it has become apparent that the required investment to bring the infrastructure and code in line with modern standards is very substantial. We have explored all possible options for keeping Wikispaces running but have had to conclude that it is no longer viable to continue to run the service in the long term. So, it is with no small degree of nostalgia, that we will begin to close down later this year.
When is Wikispaces closing? To enable us to offer maximum support to customers off-boarding from Wikispaces we will be undertaking a phased shutdown approach. This will help us regulate the system load on the export tool as users depart from Wikispaces
Scheduled Closure dates begin July 31.
Our thanks to the administrators and educators at Wikispaces for creating a useful tool. Our thanks to the Planeta wiki editors who contributed so much.
Planeta.com has used the wiki since 2006, and strongly from 2007-2015 during the transition to a new Planeta.com platform. We can transfer some of the content to Planeta.com, but the point of the wiki was to build a public attic where the incomplete and in-progress features were held, accessible but out of view.